There was a certain buzz in school on Wednesday with the excitement of our Spelling Bee final! Huge congratulations must go to all our finalists who battled it out to the last letter and showed true ‘Stocksbridge’ endurance, aspiration and courage.

Having already progressed through the two previous rounds, our twelve finalists went head-to-head in a knockout spell-off!  Children were tested on words that they had not previously learned and astonished teachers and children alike with their ability to spell some extraordinarily tricky words.

Very well done to James Lycett, Y6, who has been awarded the crown of ‘Spelling Bee Champion 2023’ and also to Braxton Shields who was tough competition for James!